It’s My World

Snowflake Mandala from Coloring Book - A-Work-In-Progress by Jennifer Kiley

Snowflake Mandala from Snowflake Mandalas Coloring Book —  A Work of Meditation-In-Progress by Jennifer Kiley


What is so frightening
About a coloring book?

Is it childhood memories
Touching crayons to page
Filling in the spaces?

Now the colors
I choose

I am in control

No supervision
No direction
Obedience is out of sight


No beatings
No orders to disobey

It’s my world
And I live in it

© jk 2015


Mandala (Sanskrit Maṇḍala, ‘circle’)
is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Indian religions,
representing the universe.
The basic form of most mandalas is a square with four gates
containing a circle with a center point.

A Mandala is far more than a simple shape.
It represents wholeness, and can be seen as a model for the
organizational structure of life itself–a cosmic diagram
that reminds us of our relation to the infinite, the world
that extends both beyond and within our bodies and minds.

Describing both material and non-material realities, the
Mandala appears in all aspects of life: the celestial circles
we call earth, sun, and moon, as well as conceptual circles
of friends, family, and community.



“Hidden Landscapes”


Guadalajara Vol. 1 – “Hidden Landscapes [David de los Santos Gil]

With this timelapse starts a set of timelapses of Guadalajara (Spain). In this first one I have tried to show some hidden landscapes of this beautiful region, during ten months and using 30,000 photographies.

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Music of Roger Subirana – In the air

“Adventure Is Calling II”

“Adventure Is Calling II” by Shane Black

Take another trip around the U.S. and parts of Canada through my eyes, with Adventure Is Calling II.

I was fortunate enough to spend several months this past summer traveling around the U.S. and parts of Canada, teaching workshops and shooting timelapse along the way. Since the trip was so similar to the year before, I thought it was fitting to dub this video as a sequel to Adventure Is Calling. This trip spanned just shy of 4 months, covered around 14,000 miles and led to this film, composed of nearly 20,000 still images.

It was so great getting so much feedback on the last video about how it inspired so many to get out, travel, and spend more nights under the stars. I hope this video will revamp those desires.

Special thanks to Arn Andersson for making an extended version of his song The Truth Beyond for me to use for this video.

“In my letters to her…”

“April ended and May came along, but May was even worse than April. In the deepening spring of May, I had no choice but to recognize the trembling of my heart. It usually happened as the sun was going down. In the pale evening gloom, when the soft fragrance of magnolias hung in the air, my heart would swell without warning, and tremble, and lurch with a stab of pain. I would try clamping my eyes shut and gritting my teeth, and wait for it to pass. And it would pass….but slowly, taking its own time, and leaving a dull ache behind.

At those times I would write… In my letters to her, I would describe only things that were touching or pleasant or beautiful: the fragrance of grasses, the caress of a spring breeze, the light of the moon, a movie I’d seen, a song I liked, a book that had moved me. I myself would be comforted by letters like this when I would reread what I had written. And I would feel that the world I lived in was a wonderful one. I wrote any number of letters like this…”

― Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

light thru trees

“Inside the Beginning”

“Inside the Beginning”

Directed by Danielle Bayer and Raphaell Rammé Roos
Narration by Castulo Guerra
This video was written and produced while traveling through Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil.

“A new life awaits you…a life that you have never seen
Start going away…feel…without going anywhere
It is not a matter of looking only far as the eyes can go
Open your mind…heart…and soul
And when you meet someone…learn listen beyond what words can say
Look into your eyes…and see the immensity of feelings to be shared
When you begin to look more outside, you’ll realize that you’re deeply looking for yourself
Live every moment more intensely… touch…breathe
Know your limits
Overcome your fears
Fly higher
Dream and Believe it
Because the great secret of happiness…is in the details…
And ask yourself …What do you do to feel better?”